[Trout]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-17]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Trout]


Longtime Roanoke City Council member and civic leader Jim Trout has died.
Trout became ill last week at a council meeting, and he later underwent surgery to repair a tear in his aorta.
He died shortly before midnight at a Roanoke hospital.
Joe Dashiell has more on a political career that spanned more than 30 years.
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[IN Q=Jim Trout was first elected]
[SUPER=01-Joe Dashiell/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((Jim Trout was first elected to city council in 1968. He served for a total of 20 years, and was proud of his work on council in five different decades. In 1984, he ran for Mayor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've always campaigned on ]

((I'VE ALWAYS CAMPAIGNED ON JIM TROUT WORKING FOR YOU AND IT HAS BEEN A DEEP CONVICTION WITH JIM TROUT.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=deep conviction with Jim Trout.]


Trout worked as an economic development specialist for the Norfolk Southern Corporation before his retirement, and he made economic development the cornerstone of his political career.
He was active in many civic organizations and projects. In 1965, he lead the effort to bring a Jupiter Rocket to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket stood next to the Wasena Bridge for many years, and he watched in late December as it was moved to its new home beside the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[IN Q=It's a very experience]

((IT'S A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE TO HAVE GONE TO ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE TO BRING THE ROCKET BACK. NOW WE'RE MOVING IT FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFETIME.))
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[OUT Q=second time in my lifetime.]


Trout was in the midst of a re-election campaign when he became ill. He was running as an Independent when his campaign was suspended Monday morning.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jim Trout was was 70 years old.
[Bowers-React]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[Newscast=Morn]
[Tape=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=Trout]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says Trout made history with his service on city council.
And the Mayor says Trout is an excellent example for young people who may consider becoming involved in public life.
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[SOT 19:32:44]
[IN Q=Not everybody gets to be President]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE PRESIDENT. NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE A GOVERNOR OR SENATOR, BUT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THEIR SCHOOL BOARD OR CITY COUNCIL. AND YOU TAKE SOMEBODY LIKE JIM TROUT, AND HE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HAVING THAT WHEREWITHALL AND THE FIGHT IN HIM TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMING BACK AND CONTINUING TO WORK HARD MAKE ROANOKE A GREAT PLACE. WE ARE BETTER BECAUSE OF HIS BEING HERE WITH US.))

[SUPER=@Bowers; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=because of his being here with us.]





[zoo-shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 16 year old is in custody this morning, charged with the shooting at Washington's National Zoo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:00:57]
Police suspect the boy may have been part of a gang.
He was picked up at a house believed to belong to his grandmother.
Sources say policed used a battering ram to enter and found the teen hiding in the basement.
[SUPER=04-Monday; :13]


Monday's shooting left seven children wounded.
The zoo was closed yesterday but is scheduled to reopen today.
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[11Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:01:55]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


It's a third murder in Southside since Saturday. This time in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


47 year old Phyllis Ann Adams was on her way to work yesterday when someone gunned her down in the middle of the street.
Authorities combed the area on Cole street, bringing in a trained dog to search for clues-- while family stood by in shock.
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[SOT 1:31:51]
[IN Q=I'm taking it bad]

((DIANE WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S SISTER IN LAW: I'M TAKING IT BAD. I'M REALLY UPSET. I DON'T UNDERSTAND. IT REALLY HURTS ME CAUSE ME AND HER TALK ALL THE TIME. I TALKED TO HER LAST NIGHT SHE SAYS TALK TO YOU IN THE MORNING, OK. I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING WHEN I GET OFF FROM WORK, OK.))
[SOT=1:35:33]

((RAKHEE PATEL/VICTIM'S SUPERVISOR: IT'S TOO HARD FOR ME TO COMPREHEND. I STILL THINK THAT SHE'S GOING TO COME WALKING THROUGH THAT DOOR. THAT JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Williams/Victim's Sister-in-Law; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rakhee Patel/Victim's Supervisor; :17]
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[OUT Q=not going to happen.]
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Danville authorities are looking for a black male about six feet tall wearing all black.
Two other fatal shootings happened over the weekend in Martinsville.
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[11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:40:56]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


Volvo will soon be the world's second-largest heavy truck company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC;]


Volvo announced yesterday that it's merging with Renault and Mack Trucks.
Volvo will take over Mack plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and South Carolina.
Analysts say the move secures the company's future... but that the 23-hundred workers in Volvo's Dublin plant may NOT feel an impact.
Volvo's president says it's too soon to know how the merger will affect employment.
Shareholders are expected to approve the deal today.
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[Radford-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings]


New River Castings has recalled about 80 workers. They are expected to resume some work next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]

A spokesman for the Michigan company that owns the New River Castings plant said the company hopes to reopen its finishing department May 8th. But the spokesman also said yesterday that no decision has been made on whether to rebuild the rest of the plant. [99-60 1:22:03]
[Super=03-Radford/March; QUICK]

A gas explosion at the plant in March killed three workers.
A memorial service for the victims is set for Friday.
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[11County-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


The 2001 proposed Roanoke County budget has been unveiled.
The total budget is over 267 million dollars -- that's 4 percent more than last year.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As construction]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :12]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=KW News 7.]

((As construction plans continue to be made on the new South County high school, the budget allocates 1 point 5 million dollars for operation costs.

[SOT 4:09]
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((ELMER HODGE: WE ARE BEGINNING TO PUT ASIDE THE MONEY NOW SO WHEN THE SCHOOL OPENS THERE ARE NO SURPRISES WE ARE GOING TO BE READY TO GO.))
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[RUNS= 08]


Economic development is also high on the list.

[SOT 4:47]
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((ELMER HODGE: THIS BUDGET INCLUDES ALMOST A MILLION AND A HALF FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION OF SITES LIKE GLEN MAURY BUSINESS PARK FOR SOME INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO LOCATE HERE AND EXPAND HERE.))
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[RUNS= 13]


The police and fire departments are also getting a piece of the pie. The police department is requesting School Resource Officers to be located in each of the five middle schools. The county plans to apply for a grant or will move its D.A.R.E officers into those positions.
The fire department hopes to lease two pumpers and two ladder trucks for it's departments in the county. More than 600 thousand dollars is being put toward replacing two of the vehicles.

[SOT 6:00]
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((ELMER HODGE: THE WATER RATES WE PLAN TO REDUCE BUT HOW MUCH WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.))
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That's thanks to the water contract worked out with Roanoke City. And county and school employees may be pleased with the proposed budget, it calls for a 4 percent increase in salaries.
Some departments that experience high turn over will adjust the salary by more then 4 percent.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND THERE ARE NO NEW TAXES. THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL GO BEFORE THE SUPERVISORS FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY NINTH. TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO ADOPT AND APPROVE THE BUDGET FOR THE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOLS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[2-TROUT]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Trout]


Longtime Roanoke City council member Jim Trout has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

[from Joe's pkg]
Trout had been hospitalized for more than a week after undergoing heart surgery.
He became ill last Monday during a city council meeting.
Doctor's found and repaired a tear in his aorta.
But they say he did not respond well to surgery.
He passed just before midnight.
Trout served on city council for 20 years.
Jim Trout was 70 years old.
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[abortion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The very emotional issue of abortion came before the nations highest court yesterday, the first time in 8 years.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:13:48]
The case centers around a Nebraska law banning late term-abortions.
There were demonstrations and arrests outside the Supreme Court.
At issue, is not the right to an abortion, but those performed during the second and third trimester.
The justices decision is expected before the end of June.
The court has not issued a major abortion ruling since 1992, when it reaffirmed its 1973 Roe versus Wade decision.

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[11NAACP-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Black leaders have raised the prospect of a Virginia tourism boycott.
The N-A-A-C-P says it wants to meet with Governor Gilmore to discuss his Confederate History Month proclamation and other issues.
But, they say, Gilmore hasn't responded.
A national boycott, like the one against South Carolina, would require approval by the national arm of the N-A-A-C-P.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, eating fruits and vegetables can help you live a healthy life, but what if you slip and eat an occasional treat?
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



((ON CAM IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE AN OCCASIONAL DONUT- AND STILL LIVE A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE? THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE JAMA FINDS WOMEN WHO EAT LOTS OF FRUITS VEGETABLES, HEALTHGRAINS AND LOW FAT MEATS HAVE A 30% LOWER RISK OF HEART ATTACK , CANCER, AND STROKE. NOW WHAT MAKES THIS STUDY SO IMPORTANT IS THAT IT IS THE FIRST MAJOR STUDY TO LOOK AT OVERALL DIET- NOT INDIVIDUAL TYPES OF FOOD. AND IT CONFIRMS IF YOU GENERALLY EAT HEALTHY - ITS OK TO SAVOR THAT OCCASIONAL TREAT.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- YOU NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT VIDEO GAMES YOUR KIDS ARE PLAYING - A STUDY FROM IOWA STATE FINDS CHILDREN WHO PLAY VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN KIDS WHO WATCH VIDEOS OR MOVIES WITH VIOLENCE - MAINLY BECAUSE WITH A GAME- THE PLAYER ASSUMES THE ROLE OF A VIOLENT PERSON.
ON CAM FINALLY- IF YOU'VE GET MIGRAINES- AND YOU'RE FRUSTRATED - YOU'RE NOT ALONE. A STUDY BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY FINDS MORE THAN HALF OF SUFFERERS ARE SO FED UP WITH THEIR MEDICAL CARE THEY'VE STOPPED GOING TO DOCTORS. SO NEW GUIDELINES FROM THE ACADEMY SAY - WITH YOUR DOCTOR- DO THIS: KEEP TRACK OF WHAT TRIGGERS HEADACHES- SUCH AS CERTAIN FOODS, ALCOHOL, LACK OF SLEEP, OR MENSTRUAL PERIODS. FIND AN OTC MEDICINE TO TREAT, AND EVEN PREVENT HEADACHES, THEN LOOK AT EACH OF THE DOZENS OF OLD AND NEW PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS THAT RELIEVE MIGRAINES. THATS A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


City council member Jim Trout has died.
He passed away just before midnight, one week after undergoing heart surgery.
Trout served on council for 20 years and was up for re-election.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

The National Zoo in Washington will reopen today.
Meantime, police say they intend to charge a 16-year-old boy as an adult in Monday night's shooting at the zoo.
Seven young people were wounded in the shooting, one critically.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the manhunt continues for the gunman who murdered a woman yesterday in Danville.
47 year old Phyllis Adams was gunned down yesterday as she walked to a bus stop in what appears to be a random act of violence.
This was the third murder in Southside in less than a week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday April 26-th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Trout]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-17]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Trout]


Longtime Roanoke City Council member and civic leader Jim Trout has died.
Trout became ill last week at a council meeting, and he later underwent surgery to repair a tear in his aorta.
He died shortly before midnight at a Roanoke hospital.
Joe Dashiell has more on a political career that spanned more than 30 years.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jim Trout was first elected]
[SUPER=01-Joe Dashiell/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((Jim Trout was first elected to city council in 1968. He served for a total of 20 years, and was proud of his work on council in five different decades. In 1984, he ran for Mayor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've always campaigned on ]

((I'VE ALWAYS CAMPAIGNED ON JIM TROUT WORKING FOR YOU AND IT HAS BEEN A DEEP CONVICTION WITH JIM TROUT.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=deep conviction with Jim Trout.]


Trout worked as an economic development specialist for the Norfolk Southern Corporation before his retirement, and he made economic development the cornerstone of his political career.
He was active in many civic organizations and projects. In 1965, he lead the effort to bring a Jupiter Rocket to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket stood next to the Wasena Bridge for many years, and he watched in late December as it was moved to its new home beside the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[IN Q=It's a very experience]

((IT'S A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE TO HAVE GONE TO ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE TO BRING THE ROCKET BACK. NOW WE'RE MOVING IT FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFETIME.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=second time in my lifetime.]


Trout was in the midst of a re-election campaign when he became ill. He was running as an Independent when his campaign was suspended Monday morning.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jim Trout was was 70 years old.
[2-Bowers-React]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[Newscast=Morn]
[Tape=00-10]
[GRAPHIC=Trout]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says Trout made history with his service on city council.
And the Mayor says Trout is an excellent example for young people who may consider becoming involved in public life.
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[SOT 19:32:44]
[IN Q=Not everybody gets to be President]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE PRESIDENT. NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO BE A GOVERNOR OR SENATOR, BUT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THEIR SCHOOL BOARD OR CITY COUNCIL. AND YOU TAKE SOMEBODY LIKE JIM TROUT, AND HE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HAVING THAT WHEREWITHALL AND THE FIGHT IN HIM TO KEEP COMING BACK AND COMING BACK AND CONTINUING TO WORK HARD MAKE ROANOKE A GREAT PLACE. WE ARE BETTER BECAUSE OF HIS BEING HERE WITH US.))

[SUPER=@Bowers; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=because of his being here with us.]





[2-11Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:01:55]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Danville Police are still looking for a murder suspect. It's the third murder in Southside since Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]


47 year old Phyllis Ann Adams was on her way to work yesterday when someone gunned her down in the middle of the street.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities combed the area on Cole street, bringing in a trained dog to search for clues.
Danville authorities are looking for a black male about six feet tall wearing all black.
Two other fatal shootings happened over the weekend in Martinsville.
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[11Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-09 TC36:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Southside man has been missing for more than a week.
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[VO-NAT]


And Danville authorities need your help locating 65 year old Joseph Custer.
He's five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Family members are concerned because he suffers from a heart condition and needs medication.

[11Spielberg]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:46:34]
[GRAPHIC=D-day Memorial]


A theater in honor of Steven Spielberg's father will be part of the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/July 1998]


The man who made "Saving Private Ryan" has promised to pay for that part of the education center.
It'll be known as the Arnold M. Spielberg Theater.
The donation announced yesterday has been nearly two years in the making- -first broached at the premiere of the movie.
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Foundation president says Spielberg was very interested in real-life stories from members of Bedford's "A" Company.
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[SOT 12:09:25]
[IN Q=and that was a story]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial President]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=Hoback brothers.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Raymond and Bedford Hoback, brothers from Bedford, Virginia, both died in the Normandy invasion... part of the reason the NATIONAL memorial is being built in their hometown.
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[4-TROUT]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Trout]


Longtime city council member Jim Trout has passed away.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

[from Joe's pkg]
Trout had been hospitalized for more than a week after undergoing heart surgery.
He became ill last Monday during a city council meeting.
Doctor's found and repaired a tear in his aorta.
But they say he did not respond well to surgery.
He died just before midnight.
Trout served on city council for 20 years.
Jim Trout was 70 years old.
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[2-ZOO-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 16 year old boy will be arrainged today in Washington DC, in connection with Monday's shooting at the National Zoo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:00:57]
Police found him yesterday hiding in the basement of his grandmother's home.
Authorities say he may be tried as an adult.
[SUPER=04-Monday; :08]


Seven young people were shot Monday night.
Three of them remain hospitalized including an eleven year old boy critically injured from a head wound.
Meantime, the zoo is sheduled to reopen today.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Longtime Roanoke City council member Jim Trout has died.
He passed just before midnight.
Trout served on city council for 20 years.
Jim Trout was 70 years old.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

47 year old Phyllis Ann Adams was on her way to work yesterday when someone gunned her down in the middle of the street...now Danville police are searching for her killer.
They are looking for a black male about six feet tall wearing all black.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The D-Day Memorial in Bedford is getting a donation from Steven Speilberg. The man who made "Saving Private Ryan" has promised to pay for a theater that will be part of the education center.
It'll be known as the Arnold M. Spielberg Theater in honor of his father.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Blue Ridge]
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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